Man...I could think of a many headlines to describe last nights game. I could go for the obvious and make reference to a St. Valentines Day Massacre. Maybe the Preds had a Red Wing hangover following their emotional win on Tuesday. I could go subtle and talk about how the Preds 'Do Little' after a brilliant rendition of the Star Spangled Banner by Melinda Doolittle but instead I think I'll just say last nights game sucked.
Yup...it sucked. Let me also say right now that when the fifth goal went in I went out the door. I was done watching this pathetic attempt at hockey. I'm not usually that guy who leaves but I couldn't watch anymore. My good buddy Jason put it best.
"I don't mind watching the team lose. I just can't stand when they don't even show up."
Brilliantly put Jason...I couldn't have said it better myself. This team did not show up at all last night. Soft goals allowed by Mason. Little help from the D. Sloppy neutral zone play. The Preds did put on a nice tape to tape passing display last night...problem was it was going from the tape of their sticks to the tape of the Hawks sticks. Not only did I have put up with the pathetic play on the ice I had a winner sitting next to me drinking two fisted and taking the Lord's name in vain at every Pred hiccup...and there were a ton of hiccups.
Honestly I don't have much else to say because this game is one I want to forget. I give credit to the Blackhawks who, at the end of a seven game road trip put up 13 goals in the last two games...maybe I was wrong yesterday when I said they would be sellers. These guys are not going to go quietly.
The Preds need to make some quick adjustments and get back in top form because a hungry Blues team heads to the Sommet on Saturday to a sell out crowd...let's make sure they all go home with a smile on their face!